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SC State’s marketing director wins Home Depot Retool Your School Legacy Award

Author: Allie Harris-Beeks, Communications Specialist|Published: April 22, 2024|All News, Faculty & Staff News

Kay Snider
SC State marketing director Kay Snider helped the university bring in over $400,000 through the Home Depot RYS Program.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – South Carolina State University congratulates Marketing Director Kay Snider for winning the Home Depot Retool Your School Legacy Award.

Honorees of this award are selected by a panel of judges based on the impact, community building and legacy of their work with the Retool Your School (RYS) program over multiple years.

Snider has been employed with the university for over 20 years. She oversees the university's marketing and advertising efforts to build brand awareness on all local, state, and national levels.

“SC State is so grateful to have a marketing director who is dedicated to elevating the university and making it a welcoming and productive environment for our students. This award is well deserved,” said Sonja Bennett-Bellamy, vice president for the Division of Communications, Marketing and Strategic Alliances.

Snider’s marketing team promoted the RYS contest to SC State students, faculty, staff and alumni in a series of social media posts, videos and email campaigns.

Snider holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial art from The American College for the Applied Arts and a Master of Business Administration degree from American Intercontinental University.

The Home Depot awarded 42 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with nearly $3 million in grants for campus enhancements at the annual Retool Your School Awards Celebration.

This year, SC State came in first place, bringing in $150,000 to the university. Altogether, Snider helped the university bring in over $400,000 throughout her years of participating in the program.

Since 2009, The Home Depot RYS Program has invested more than $12 million in financial support, providing HBCUs with needs-based grants for campus renovations.